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MINNEAPOLIS—Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray slipped into Stefon Diggs' postgame media session Sunday, Sept. 9, and pretended to be a reporter. "You were the third-leading receiver today behind Dalvin Cook. How do you think he caught the ball?" Murray asked. In Minnesota's 24-16 season-opening victory over the San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium, Cook caught six passes out of the backfield for 55 yards. Wide receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs had six and three receptions, respectively.
PHILADELPHIA—The misery continues for the Minnesota Vikings. A miraculous touchdown catch from Stefon Diggs last week helped the Vikings earn a spot in the NFC Championship game. It was an almost-magical catch and got Minnesota one step closer to being the first-ever team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. The magic ended Sunday, Jan. 21, in Philadelphia.
CHICAGO — Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford apparently will return to the lineup Monday night against Chicago after missing three games with a knee injury. ESPN reported that Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer told the network’s Monday Night Football crew in a production meeting Sunday, Oct. 8, he “anticipates” Bradford will start in the nationally televised game at Soldier Field. Bradford hurt his left knee Sept. 11 on Monday Night Football against New Orleans, but didn’t come out of the game. He was replaced the past three games by backup Case Keenum, and the Vikings went 1-2.
MINNEAPOLIS — Starters usually don't play in the final preseason game, but that might not matter to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer. Still steaming from a lackluster first half Sunday, Aug. 27 against San Francisco, Zimmer didn't rule out playing some starters Thursday against Miami at U.S. Bank Stadium. "I've made up my mind, but I haven't told the team yet or anything like that," Zimmer said Tuesday. "I haven't told the coaches yet, either. After the other night, I feel like they should play, but we'll see."
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Vikings receiver Adam Thielen played last month in a nationally televised celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe. He stopped during his round for a live interview with NBC. Through it all, the 27-year-old former Minnesota State Mankato athlete from Detroit Lakes insists life is no different for him. "No," he said. "I'm just trying to keep it the same."
The Minnesota Vikings have released struggling kicker Blair Walsh, the team announced Tuesday morning, Nov. 15. Walsh is 12 of 16 this season on field-goal attempts and 15 of 19...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—The Minnesota Vikings have released struggling kicker Blair Walsh, the team announced Tuesday morning, Nov. 15. Walsh is 12 of 16 this season on field-goal attempts and 15 of 19 on extra points this season, and finished last season by missing a 27-yard field goal that would have beaten Seattle in the playoffs in a frigid game at TCF Bank Stadium. Instead, the Vikings lost 10-9. A source said the Vikings are expected to sign Kai Forbath to replace Walsh. He was said to be en route to the Twin Cities.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Matt Cassel has won the Vikings starting quarterback job. Now, the fight is to keep it. Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer, as expected, named Cassel on Monday the starter...